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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in conjunction with the FoodBank of Santa Barbara County, distributes fresh fruits and vegetables as well as donated canned goods and other non-perishable items to those in need on the first Saturday of every month. Food is given out on a first come / first served basis beginning at 9:00 a.m. in front of the church. We typically provide food for 40 to 50 families each month.

If you would like to donate non-perishable items for distribution, please drop them into the FoodBank barrel just inside the church entrance (or leave them outside our office door).  Checks also are welcome made out to GSLC with a reference noting Food Distribution (dropped off to the church office or through the office door mail slot).

FoodBank of Santa Barbara also distributes food at a number of other locations throughout the month. Click here for more information about FoodBank of Santa Barbara.

If you would like to volunteer to help with food distribution, please contact Val Eurman.

Most Needed Donation Items:
Canned Food (e.g., Vegetables, Beans, Chili, Tuna, Meat, Stew, Fruit)
Rice, Soups
Peanut Butter
Cereal, Soy Milk / Rice Milk
Juice
Diapers / Wipes
Paper Goods (e.g., TP, tissues, napkins)
Cleaning Supplies (e.g., hand / dish soap, laundry detergent, window cleaner)
Health Supplies (e.g., band aids, sunscreen) No medications allowed!

 The following guidelines apply:
• We cannot accept home canned products.
• We cannot distribute cans without labels.
• We cannot distribute opened products.
• We cannot distribute expired products.
• Please donate retail sized items.
• Foods must be in original packaging.
• We cannot accept pet food.

• Please do not donate products with expiration dates that have expired. We check every item and then discard those that cannot be distributed.